Monday, March 29, 2010

Dog Trainer and C.A.R.E friend

Hey, Philly pet people! Need help training your uncontrollable pooches?? Contact Wendy Young—a professional dog trainer with over 20 years experience.

Wendy offers private, in home training, phone consultations, and good manners classes. She specializes in fearful, aggressive, rescue/shelter, and unhousetrained adult dogs and pups.

Call her at 610-565-2559. Visit her website at: for more information.

Wendy Young appeared at FDR Park on May 16, 2009 for C.A.R.E’s eleventh annual Spay a Stray Pet Walk. Wendy is the owner of Progressive Dog Training and a friend of C.A.R.E. She offered her specialized training services for the dogs and their people who attended the walk. Wendy, who said that her best friends have always been dogs, possesses over twenty years of training experience. At the walk, Wendy gathered the dogs together for some simple obedience lessons. She was able to demonstrate proper calming techniques that the pet owners could use to train their dogs. She also took the time for questions, and she offered further advice to the owners about how to best handle their individual pet training issues.

Wendy began her career by volunteering to train service dogs for people with disabilities. She also worked with shelters and with rescues. She decided to establish Progressive Dog Training because of her rewarding experience with the service dogs and their humans. She then wanted the opportunity to help all dogs and their people. Wendy clearly loves her work—and the people and the dogs that she helps. She explained that dog training is more about the people than it is about the animals. “The person has to cooperate, “ Wendy said. When a trainer can get through to the human, then the trainer has succeeded; once the person is educated, the dog will follow.

Wendy tackles common behavioral problems such as aggression, fear, barking, lunging, and house-training. She provides the information and instruction that pet owners need to know to better communicate with their dogs. People usually hear about Wendy through referrals from shelters and vets, and also through word of mouth from other pet owners. She can be contacted by calling 610-565-2559. She can also be contacted via her website:

Wendy’s Quick Training Tip:

For help with dogs (while walking on a leash) that are lunging forward, acting aggressively toward another dog, or for a dog that tries to walk in the opposite direction you’re going:
· Tie a knot in the leash
· When the dog begins acting aggressively, or walking in the wrong direction, slide your hand down the leash to the knot.
· Step in front of the dog to block him
· When he calms down, step out of the way, slide your hand back to the normal position on the leash, and try walking again. Repeat technique if necessary until dog cooperates.

For more tips like this one, or for extensive help with your dog’s behavioral problems, contact Wendy today!

It's C.A.R.E.'s Spay a Stray Pet Walk Time Again!

It's the spring, and that means that it's time once again for the C.A.R.E Spay a Stray pet walk. This is our twelfth annual walk! Please see pictures from our previous walks. We always have a great time, and we are looking forward to this year's event. We can't wait to see the people who come every year, and we also look forward to meeting new friends. We enjoy playing games, chatting, having dog training sessions, meeting new people, and of course we enjoy the walk itself! The walk will be held this year on Saturday, May 22,2010, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (rain or shine) at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. More details will follow concerning this year's activities. Stay Tuned!